mouse problems in Xfree86 3.1.2 (again)

mouse problems in Xfree86 3.1.2 (again)

Post by Andrew Sw » Fri, 19 Jan 1996 04:00:00



hello again, a couple of weeks ago i posted a message to this (these)
groups on a problem i am having with my mouse in X ie., it is bouncing
all over the place, making it very difficult to use.

thanks to the people who replied. however, i still havent managed to sort
the problem out. the responses can be summarised as follows:

1. i may have a port conflict.

i'm pretty sure i don't though - would'nt the mouse freeze up completely
if this was the case?

2. my microsoft mouse uses the "ps/2" protocol

i'm not so sure on this one - the mouse plugs into the serial port. if it
used the ps/2 protocol, would it not plug into a ps/2 port? anyway, have
tried substituting "ps/2" into the XF86config file, and there is no
improvement. also, have tried another mouse which i know works in X on a
different machine, and it does the same thing (the other machine has
a viper pci card in it, rather than a stealth 64)

3. several people had the same or similar problems and also needed an
answer.

having played around alot since then, i have discovered more about the
problem. it seems that the cursor moves much more predictably from
left to right across the screen, and from top to bottom. the reverse
directions are alot more touchy.

below are my XF86config file, and the startup message i get from X.

once again, if anyone can help i would be truly grateful.

thanks

andrew swan

ps. the kernel is 1.2.13, the machine is a pentium 100, the graphics card
should be obvious from what follows...

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

    RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

#    NoTrapSignals
#    DontZap
#    DontZoom

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Keyboard section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Keyboard"

    Protocol    "Standard"
#    Protocol   "Xqueue"
#    AutoRepeat 500 5
#    ServerNumLock
#    Xleds      1 2 3
#    LeftAlt     Meta
#    RightAlt    ModeShift
#    RightCtl    Compose
#    ScrollLock  ModeLock

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Pointer section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Pointer"

 Protocol "Microsoft"
 Device "/dev/mouse"
#    Protocol   "Xqueue"
#    BaudRate   9600
#    SampleRate 150
#    Emulate3Buttons
#    Emulate3Timeout    50
#    ChordMiddle

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "OSD 17"
    Bandwidth   100
    HorizSync   30-64         # multisync
    VertRefresh 50-90        # multisync
    ModeLine "640x480" 25 640 664 760 800 480 491 493 525
    ModeLine "800x600" 50 800 856 976 1040 600 637 643 666 +hsync +vsync
    ModeLine "1024x768" 72 1024 1056 1192 1280 768 770 776 806 -hsync
-vsync
    ModeLine "1280x1024i" 75 1280 13122 1525 1576 1024 1028 1034 1080
Interlace

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Device"

    Identifier  "Stealth 64 DRAM"
    Chipset "mmio_928"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

 Section "Screen"
     Driver "Accel"
     Device "Stealth 64 DRAM"
     Monitor    "OSD 17"
     SubSection "Display"
         Depth      16
         Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
         ViewPort    0 0
         Virtual        1024 768
     EndSubsection
 EndSection

--------------------------------------------------------------------

XFree86 Version 3.1.2 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  S3: accelerated server for S3 graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0)
      mmio_928, s3_generic
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: Microsoft, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200
(**) S3: Graphics device ID: "Stealth 64 DRAM"
(**) S3: Monitor ID: "OSD 17"
(**) FontPath set to
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R
6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X1
1/fonts/100dpi/"
pe1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/us
r/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
(--) S3: card type: PCI
(--) S3: chipset:   Trio64 rev. 101
(**) S3: chipset driver: mmio_928
(--) S3: videoram:  2048k
(--) S3: Ramdac type: s3_trio64
(--) S3: Ramdac speed: 135
(--) S3: Using Trio32/64 programmable clock (MCLK 59.957 MHz)
(--) S3: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 80.000 MHz
(**) S3: Mode "1024x768": mode clock =  72.000
(**) S3: Mode "800x600": mode clock =  50.000
(**) S3: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  25.000
(**) S3: Using 16 bpp.  Color weight: 565
(**) S3: Virtual resolution set to 1024x768

 
 
 

mouse problems in Xfree86 3.1.2 (again)

Post by Vladimir Mysli » Wed, 24 Jan 1996 04:00:00



>hello again, a couple of weeks ago i posted a message to this (these)
>groups on a problem i am having with my mouse in X ie., it is bouncing
>all over the place, making it very difficult to use.

>thanks to the people who replied. however, i still havent managed to sort
>the problem out. the responses can be summarised as follows:

>1. i may have a port conflict.

>i'm pretty sure i don't though - would'nt the mouse freeze up completely
>if this was the case?

>2. my microsoft mouse uses the "ps/2" protocol

>i'm not so sure on this one - the mouse plugs into the serial port. if it
>used the ps/2 protocol, would it not plug into a ps/2 port? anyway, have
>tried substituting "ps/2" into the XF86config file, and there is no
>improvement. also, have tried another mouse which i know works in X on a
>different machine, and it does the same thing (the other machine has
>a viper pci card in it, rather than a stealth 64)

>3. several people had the same or similar problems and also needed an
>answer.

>having played around alot since then, i have discovered more about the
>problem. it seems that the cursor moves much more predictably from
>left to right across the screen, and from top to bottom. the reverse
>directions are alot more touchy.

Hmmm..

sometimes my mouse gets mad, when I switch to/from console. I just plug it off for 15 seconds and then
reinsert. Seems that in my case X sends something to serial port.....in which case disallowing serial port
writes would solve the problem (not by setting -r--r--r permissons on /dev/mouse, 'cause Xserver is SUID
root)

Just guessing.....

Quote:>below are my XF86config file, and the startup message i get from X.

>once again, if anyone can help i would be truly grateful.

>thanks

>andrew swan

etc.
------------------------------------------------------------------
 Vladimir Myslik

http://cs.felk.cvut.cz/~xmyslik/

 
 
 

1. strange XFree86 Mouse problem (random mouse failure)

Hello all-

I have a strange problem that has just cropped up:

Here's my setup:
Gateway2K PPro-200
64MB RAM
4GB HD (in 2 equal paritions)
kernel 2.0.31 (RedHat 5.0)
MS PS/2 Mouse
XFree86 3.31-14
fvwm2 2.0.46

At first, I thought that the problem was related to NS-Communicator
4.04, but it has started to appear when running other X apps as well,
i.e. glint, xv, applixware, etc. My mouse will simply lock for no
apparent reason.  The cursor just goes dead, and cannot be restored.  
No warning, no core file, no pinned CPU, no nothin.
The machine is still 100% active- I can telnet/rlogin to it, and I can
CTRL-ALT-Backspace out of the Xwin session.  Running top shows no
unusual active processes.

The disturbing thing is that the problem is starting to happen more
quickly- i.e., when it first manifested, it would be after 3+ days of
the same X session.  Now, it happens within 3 minutes of starting X.

Has anyone seen this before??????

Any help will be appreciated, I'm really tearing my hair out over this
one!

Thanks in advance!

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